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Florida Real Estate Commission and Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board Department of Business & Professional Regulation
Fl ori d a Re a l Es ta Com t e m is s i on The Commission is composed of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Composition 4 Real Estate Brokers 1 Real Estate Broker or Sales Associate 2 Consumer Members (must have never held a real estate license)
Flo ri d a R e a l Est a Ap pr te a isa l B oa rd The Board is composed of nine members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Composition 4 Appraisers 2 AMC Members 1 User of Appraisal Services Member 2 General Public Members
DUT IES O F FR A ND FRE EC AB The FREC and FREAB administers and enforces the real estate license law, Chapter 475, Florida Statutes are empowered with the responsibility of enforcing Florida Statutes 475, Florida Statutes 455, Florida Administrative Code 61 J 2 and 61 J 1 and periodically enacting bylaws and other rulings that will be of a benefit to licensees as well as consumers. The FREC and FREAB are also empowered to pass rules that enable them to implement its statutorily authorized duties and responsibilities. These tasks are generally accomplished during public meetings held monthly and bi-monthly. http: //www. myfloridalicense. com/dbpr/re/index. html
Ex ec utiv e Dire c tor’ s Offi c e The Executive Director’s Office is responsible for providing support to the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board and Florida Real Estate Commission. Coordinate and organize monthly and bimonthly FREC and FREAB general meetings. Monitor statutory and rule changes. Respond to public record requests for information and/or copy of documents under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.
Commission/Board Support Staff Lori Crawford Executive Director Mike Davis Regulatory Supervisor/Consultant Beverly Ridenauer Government Analyst II Vacant Regulatory Specialist III Vacant Government Analyst I Johanne Knudson Government Analyst I
Key Fun ct ion s § § § Coordinate FREC/FREAB meetings Update and monitor FREC and FREAB Final Order discipline FREAB support Update the Appraisal Subcommittee National Registry; conduct experience audits and prepare applications for board review § Public record requests Provide requested copies/information under Chapter 119
Definitions Appeal – The seek review of a lower tribunal’s decision to a higher court. Declaratory Statement Final Order - An agency’s final decision either granting or denying a petition for a Declaratory Statement and, if granted, the substance of the agency’s opinion. Filing - A particular document (such as a pleading) in the file of a court clerk or record custodian. Final Order - A written final decision that results from a proceeding under s. 120. 56, s. 120. 565, s 120. 57, s. 120. 573, or s. 120. 574, F. S. , which is not a rule, and which is not excepted from the definition of a rule, and which has been filed with the agency clerk, and includes final agency actions that are affirmative, negative, injunctive, or declaratory in form. Quasi-judicial - An entity such as an arbitrator or tribunal board, generally of a public administrative agency, which has powers and A procedures resembling those of a court of law or judge, and which is obliged to objectively determine facts and draw conclusions from them so as to provide the basis of an official action. Such actions are able to remedy a situation or impose legal penalties. Notice of Intent to Deny Licensure - A written notification of the agency’s decision to deny an application For licensure, the reason for the denial, and a statement regarding the hearing rights of the applicant. Order of Disposition of a Variance/Waiver - An order that states the agency’s decision either granting or denying a request to waive or vary an administrative rule. Public Records – All documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software, made or received as official business by any agency. Variance - A decision by an agency to grant a modification to all or part of the literal requirements of an agency rule to a person who is subject to the rule. Waiver - A decision by an agency not to apply all or part of a rule to a person who is subject to the rule. Withdrawal Orders - An order allowing an applicant to withdraw an application for licensure.
Leg islat i v e Upd ate § § House Bill 615 – Professional Regulation – Enrolled – Effective July 1, 2017 Creates the Occupational Opportunity Act; revises length of time active duty service member may remain in good standing with administrative board or program; requires that spouse or surviving spouse be kept in good standing & be exempt from licensure renewal provisions; requires DBPR to issue professional license to spouse or surviving spouse of active duty member; provides requirements related to application, fees, & renewal; provides for fee waiver for specified persons; provides appropriation. House Bill 927 – Real Estate Appraisers – approved by Governor – Effective October 1, 2017 Revises authorized methods of instruction & certain requirements for specified real estate practice courses. Authorizes appraisers to perform evaluations in compliance with specified standards; requires DBPR & Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board to collect & transmit annual fee to appraisal subcommittee; authorizes board to deny appraisal management company's renewal application; prohibits appraisal management company from requiring client to sign certain agreement; authorizes board to adopt rules establishing standards of practice. More detailed information will be provided in break-out sessions.
Con t a ct Infor ma tio n Department of Business and Professional Regulation Division of Real Estate 400 W. Robinson Street, Suite N 801 Orlando, Florida 32801 -1757 Office: (407) 481 -5662 Fax: (407) 317 -7245
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